Santa Paula, an all-natural citrus-based shaving soap.
Santa Paula, CA is a beautiful little town, known as the Citrus Capital of the World. Several years ago, I spent a couple of months there and fell in love with the orchards that stretched in all directions. This is my ode to them. Light but earthy - this scent is perfect for every occasion, I hope you enjoy Santa Paula as much as I do.
Note - this smells like orange trees - not oranges, or orange blossoms.
An all-natural blend of Petitgrain, Siberian Fir, Bitter Orange, Clary Sage, Litsea Cubeba, Siam Wood, and Cedar. This is light and airy, a much-needed scent in the Chiseled Face lineup.
4oz of tallow-based soap in a plastic tub (4" diameter and 2" tall).
Ingredients: Stearic Acid, Aloe Vera Juice, Potassium Hydroxide, Beef Tallow, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Glycerin, Essential Oils, Mango Butter, Avocado Oil, Silk Powder
Smells just like the orchids. Bitter not sweet. Smells like maple syrup when O used witch hazel after.
I really like this scent and the performance of this one. I only get chisled face products now and here are my takeaways and input on this product.
Having exclusively used these soaps for over a year now, the Santa Paula soap seems to lather a little more easily than other soaps in your product line. That is using the same technique of a brush and lather bowl along with same amount of water and effort.
I find this one to lather up to a nice creamy consistency faster and with less effort.
The scent is pleasant and not overbearing. The wife gives it an "acceptable" rating on scent.
My skin is sensitive and is often a little irritated after shaving. I go old school with a hot shower, 99% of the time just using water to pre hydrate my face just before instead of pre-shave oil then lather.
When I have the time I use others for some variety, except that cryo soap. That one is just barbaric with the menthol.
Hopefully you guys continue to roll out new soaps as customers we love your products?
At opening, the bitterness could be overwhelming the orange scent... but, after lathering, the bitterness gets sweeter and only then, it's like if you smelled a fresh-seized orange: a really good surprising effect !
The lather is easy, the cream is protective. Good glide.
Nice job !
The Santa Paula line of products are incredible. They’ve managed to capture the deep, earthy, natural scent of an old orange tree. The shaving soap easily produces a thick, slick, and protective lather. Now to find the Santa Paula scented after shave balm.
Gave this a four only because I am a Floridian and the citrus scent was not orange/lemon/lime which I'm used to.It was more woody because of the cedar. I liked the scent. I loved the shave. This time I used a really soft synth brush with zero backbone to see if it would lather like the other samples. Once again, BOOM goes the lather in the scuttle with little effort. The shave was slick and close. Used a new Voshkod in a pre-war Tech and got a BBS with no scrapes and lather to spare after three passes. The after shave went on with the cedar scent which quickly disappeared and left behind a nice clean scent.
Next up - Sherlock!